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Marjorie Mae Korte

Marjorie Mae Korte

Feb. 14, 1923-March 31, 2019

Marjorie Mae Korte, 96, of Columbus, died Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Brookestone Acres in Columbus.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 5, at Christ Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Aaron Witt officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, at Gass Haney Funeral Home, and will continue from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Christ Lutheran School or family choice.

Marjorie Mae Korte was born on Feb. 14, 1923, to Herman and Elsie (Arndt) Wolfe, in Columbus. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Columbus. Marjorie attended school in Columbus and graduated from Kramer High School in 1941. Prior to her marriage, Marjorie worked at Scott's Dime Store and then for her father at Beatrice Creamery in Columbus.

On June 16, 1946, Marjorie was united in marriage to C. Walter Korte at her parents' home. They made their home on Walter's family's farm where they raised three children. In addition to her work on the farm, Marjorie spent many years as a custodian of the Christ Lutheran Church and school buildings. Marjorie was a faithful member of the church, serving as a member of the Altar Guild, Ladies Aid, and LWML. She also served on the Sherman Township Election Board. Marjorie enjoyed baking, canning, gardening, playing cards with friends, and most of all, spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Marjorie is survived by daughter, Rachel (Bill) Braithwait of Columbus, granddaughter, Traci Nekoliczak of Greeley, great-grandsons, Nathan, Noah, and Kyle Nekoliczak; daughter, Enid (Jerry) Macken of Cozad, granddaughter, Kiyvon Macken of Lincoln, grandson, Casey (Julie) Macken of Grand Island, great-granddaughters, Olivia, Liliana, and Kinley Macken; son, Wendall (Kathy) Korte of Columbus, grandson, Drew (Ashlee) Korte of Norfolk, great-granddaughter, Ella Korte, granddaughter, Alicia Korte of Austin, Texas; sister-in-law, Erna Wolfe of Columbus; brother-in-law, Vernon (Joyce) Korte of Columbus; many nieces and nephews.

Marjorie was preceded in death by parents, Herman and Elsie Wolfe; husband, C. Walter Korte; sister, Geraldine (Lawrence) Bakenhus; brother, DeVerne Wolfe; grandson-in-law, Jerry Nekoliczak.

Condolences may be sent to www.gasshaney.com.

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